Five Women of Troy Earn NCAA Singles Slots; Two Doubles Teams Set Up To Join
May 4, 2006
The No. 2-ranked USC women's tennis team has pushed five Women of Troy into the upcoming NCAA Singles Championships and a pair of doubles teams into the NCAA Doubles Championships, which are set to be held at Stanford from May 23-28. The individual competitions pick up at the close of the NCAA Team Championships, where USC has earned the No. 3 seed.
Leading the way into the NCAA Singles action for USC is freshman Amanda Fink, who received the No. 6 seed into the competition following her appearance in the Pac-10 singles title match. Four other Women of Troy earned at-large selections. Senior Luana Magnani is making her fourth appearance in the NCAA action and is joined by junior Anca Anastasiu in her third straight NCAA trip along with sophomore Lindsey Nelson, who reached the NCAA Round of 16 as a freshman last year. With this season's selection, junior Dianne Matias has earned her first career visit to the NCAA individual championships. The five Trojans are all ranked in the top 60 in the ITA rankings. Fink ranks #7 in the nation, ahead of teammates #18 Nelson, #29 Matias, #47 Magnani and #58 Anastasiu.
For the NCAA Doubles Championships, two Trojan duos will be competing as at-large selections. USC's No. 1 doubles pair of Dianne Matias and Carine Vermeulen are in for the first time, along with Luana Magnani / Lindsey Nelson. Matias/Vermeulen are ranked #28 in the nation, and Magnani/Fink rank #18.